Monroe

First Name
18k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
55k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Monroe

"Monroe" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "From the Hill". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A town in north central Louisiana
  2. A town of southeast Michigan on Lake Erie
  3. 5th President of the United States; author of the Monroe Doctrine (1758-1831)
  4. United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
Wiktionary
  1. A Scottish topographic surname​ from Gaelic words meaning "foot of a hill"
  2. Any of a number of places in the United States.
  3. A male given name
  4. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Monroe

Jackson Rathbone is an actor and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Jackson was given the name Monroe Jackson Rathbone V on December 14th, 1984 in Singapore.

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Monroe McKay is a Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Chief Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and Judge of theUnited States Court of Appe. Monroe was born on May 30th, 1928 in Huntsville, Utah.

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Monroe was born in 1873. He left this life in 1939.

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Monroe Edwards was a slave trader. Monroe was born in 1808 in Danville, Kentucky. He breathed his last breath on January 27th, 1847.

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Monroe Leland Hayward was an office holder. Monroe was born on December 22nd, 1840 in Willsboro, New York. He died on December 5th, 1899.

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Monroe was born on October 17th, 1924. Monroe is also known as Donsker and Monroe David. He breathed his last breath on June 8th, 1991.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was an actress, model, and singer. She was most active from 1945 to present. Marilyn was given the name Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1st, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Marilyn is also known as Norma Jeane Baker. She breathed her last breath on August 5th, 1962.

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Maika Monroe is an actress, kiteboarder, and kitesurfing. Maika was given the name Dillon Monroe Buckley on May 29th, 1993 in Santa Barbara, California, U.S.

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James Monroe was a Delegate to the, from Virginia, 5th President of the United States, 8th United States Secretary of War, 7th United States Secretary of State, 12th , 16th Governor of Virginia, Congress of the Confederation, and fromVirginia. His military service ended in 1777. James was born on April 28th, 1758 in Monroe Hall, Virginia. He left this life on July 4th, 1831.

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Jack Monroe is a writer, journalist, and campaigner. She has been prominent since 2012. Jack was born in 1988 in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom.

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Mircea Monroe is an actress and model. She has been prominent since 2004. Mircea was born on November 28th, 1982 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Maribeth Monroe is an actress. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Maribeth was born on March 25th, 1978 in Fraser, Michigan, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Monroe in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 53 0 53
1881 58 0 58
1882 76 0 76
1883 46 0 46
1884 56 0 56
1885 54 0 54
1886 73 0 73
1887 56 0 56
1888 74 0 74
1889 68 0 68
1890 53 0 53
1891 47 0 47
1892 58 0 58
1893 63 0 63
1894 58 0 58
1895 63 0 63
1896 63 0 63
1897 58 0 58
1898 58 0 58
1899 44 0 44
1900 89 0 89
1901 62 0 62
1902 59 0 59
1903 67 0 67
1904 64 0 64
1905 79 0 79
1906 72 0 72
1907 72 0 72
1908 81 0 81
1909 75 0 75
1910 78 0 78
1911 91 0 91
1912 175 0 175
1913 210 0 210
1914 251 0 251
1915 310 0 310
1916 300 0 300
1917 334 0 334
1918 362 0 362
1919 339 0 339
1920 359 0 359
1921 375 0 375
1922 354 0 354
1923 333 0 333
1924 293 0 293
1925 304 0 304
1926 320 0 320
1927 302 0 302
1928 288 8 280
1929 274 0 274
1930 261 0 261
1931 249 0 249
1932 199 0 199
1933 219 0 219
1934 213 0 213
1935 210 0 210
1936 223 0 223
1937 194 0 194
1938 211 6 205
1939 190 0 190
1940 196 0 196
1941 182 0 182
1942 189 0 189
1943 206 0 206
1944 185 0 185
1945 154 0 154
1946 186 0 186
1947 206 0 206
1948 189 0 189
1949 167 0 167
1950 125 0 125
1951 151 6 145
1952 169 0 169
1953 148 0 148
1954 115 0 115
1955 136 0 136
1956 125 0 125
1957 124 0 124
1958 94 0 94
1959 96 0 96
1960 74 0 74
1961 86 0 86
1962 78 0 78
1963 88 0 88
1964 76 0 76
1965 68 0 68
1966 70 0 70
1967 70 0 70
1968 75 0 75
1969 68 0 68
1970 71 0 71
1971 74 0 74
1972 39 0 39
1973 62 0 62
1974 53 0 53
1975 44 0 44
1976 45 0 45
1977 55 0 55
1978 41 0 41
1979 51 0 51
1980 40 0 40
1981 47 0 47
1982 43 0 43
1983 49 0 49
1984 30 0 30
1985 41 0 41
1986 39 0 39
1987 31 0 31
1988 29 0 29
1989 35 0 35
1990 38 0 38
1991 34 0 34
1992 32 0 32
1993 30 0 30
1994 37 0 37
1995 45 0 45
1996 36 10 26
1997 41 9 32
1998 33 10 23
1999 35 7 28
2000 38 7 31
2001 40 9 31
2002 43 15 28
2003 40 13 27
2004 45 26 19
2005 62 24 38
2006 65 32 33
2007 78 38 40
2008 77 37 40
2009 101 60 41
2010 132 94 38
2011 185 142 43
2012 345 267 78
2013 465 355 110
2014 476 358 118
2015 535 394 141
2016 544 416 128

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Popularity of Monroe as a first name

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Popularity of Monroe as a last name

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Common last names for Monroe

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Hill
  • Robinson
  • Clark
  • Lewis
  • Lee

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Monroe U.S.
  White 62.88% 64.26%
  African American 29.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Monroe

People with the last name Monroe are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Monroe

  • How Popular is the name Monroe? Monroe is the 1,744th most popular name of all time. As a last name Monroe was the 617th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Monroe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,167 babies born with the first name Monroe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Monroe to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Monroe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 53 new born babies.
  • When was Monroe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Monroe is Saturday, October 9th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Monroe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Monroe was in 2016 with a total of 416 babies.
  • Random Monroe Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Monroe ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 35 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Monroe: Your name in reverse order is Eornom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Remoon. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Monroe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 55,136 people with the last name Monroe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Monroe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Monroe as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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